Transportation and Infrastructure

Rep. Cuellar Announces More than $1.6 Billion in Funding for Laredo Transportation Projects

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Laredo, TX—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1.628 billion in transportation funding for the Laredo area. The funds are authorized through the Texas Department of Transportation’s 2023 Unified Transportation Program (UTP), which is the state’s 10-year plan to guide the development of transportation work across the state. The $1.6 billion in funding…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $13.75 Million for Laredo International Airport Upgrades

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Laredo Airport

Laredo, TX – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $13.75 million in federal funding for upgrades at Laredo International Airport. The funding, provided through three separate grants, will be used by the airport to create a marketing program advertising its airport services. The funding will also be used to upgrade the H1, H2 and Alpha Taxiways. Lastly, the funding will be…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $2.5 Million for New Rio Grande City Emergency Shelter

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RGC Shelter

Rio Grande City, Texas— U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) held a press conference to announce a $2,509,264 federal earmark to construct the new Rio Grande City Public Safety Building and Emergency Shelter. The grant will cover approximately 35% of the total $7.1 million project. The remaining 65% will be funded by the city. The shelter will consolidate police, fire,…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $7.4 Million to Replace Aging El Metro Bus Fleet

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Laredo, TX—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that the City of Laredo and Laredo Transit Management Inc. will receive $7,430,385, in addition to the $5 million El metro received in April, from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Low or No Emissions and Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program. El Metro will use the funds to replace its aging bus fleet with 14…

Rep. Cuellar Announces Arrival of Equipment for Dredging of Falcon Lake

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Falcon Lake Dredging Machine

Zapata, TX—Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced the arrival of the necessary equipment to begin the dredging of Falcon Lake. The dredging of the lake will help ensure continued access to this critical water supply for the people of Zapata County and the surrounding areas. The project will begin at the Siesta Shores Water Control and Improvement District (WCID). The…

Rep. Cuellar Announces Federal Investment for Binational River Park Project

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Laredo, TX – U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that he secured $2 million in community project funding for the Rio Grande International Study Center (RGISC) and the City of Laredo to restore a segment of the Rio Grande River—Laredo’s only source of drinking water—and address key challenges that threaten water security through invasive species management and…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $1.275 Million for the Construction of New La Joya Fire Station

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La Joya Fire Station

La Joya, Texas— Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1,275,000 in federal funds for the construction of a new fire station in La Joya. The current fire station is nearly 30 years old and does not meet standard building code requirements. The new building will serve the growing population with state-of-the-art construction that can better serve the community…

Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $3.5 Million in Federal Funding for El Faro Road Flood Mitigation Project

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El Faro Road

Sullivan City, TX–Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced a $3,539,318 federal earmark for the City of Sullivan’s El Faro Road Flood Mitigation Project. This project will support upgrades to El Faro Road and the drainage infrastructure. It will also help alleviate areas prone to heavy flooding within the community and…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $1.1 Million Federal Earmark for New Zapata County Fire Station

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Zapata, Texas—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that he secured a $1.1 million federal earmark for Zapata County to construct a new, efficient fire station to replace the current building that was built in the 1960s. The current building has outlived its useful lifecycle and faces plumbing issues, water damage, and other structural damage. The new fire station will support…

Rep. Cuellar Announces $1.5 Million Federal Investment to Support Business Development in Laredo

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Laredo, TX – Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.5 million federal grant to the City of Laredo to help build a two-mile road as part of the Springfield Avenue Extension. This grant will help boost business and job growth in the region by providing a new commercial route…